Per-capita income in Afghanistan likely fell by a third in the final months of 2021, World Bank warns and predicts per-capita GDP to drop by 30% by 2022 end.
Drug control has been a major demand of the international community of the Taliban, which is seeking formal international recognition to wind back sanctions.
Hours after the education ministry announced that schools would reopen across several provinces, the Taliban ordered students to go home.
After fleeing war in Afghanistan two Afghan women are caught in the same tug of war they escaped from in their homeland.
Bank approves plan to use more than $1 billion from frozen Afghanistan assets to fund urgently needed education, agriculture, health and family programmes, Reuters news agency reports.
Dozens of criminals, kidnappers and smugglers have been arrested in a massive security sweep of capital Kabul and other Afghan cities, the Taliban spokesperson said.
The Taliban, who returned to power six months ago, insist they will allow girls and women to be educated this time around – but only in segregated classes and according to an Islamic curriculum.
Over 750 tons of aid have reached Kabul from Türkiye’s state-run Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency.
A number of British nationals and an American currently in the custody of the Taliban remain publicly unidentified.
Protesters asked the United States for financial compensation for the tens of thousands of Afghans killed during the last 20 years of war in Afghanistan.
The Gulf nation could help extend Washington’s “diplomatic reach” as it continues its strategic shift away from the Middle East.
One of the detainees is Andrew North, a former BBC correspondent who had covered Afghanistan for around two decades.
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